How to Fix Samsung Galaxy S5 Freezing, Switch Off & Common Problems

Know how to fix Samsung Galaxy S5 freezing or switching off automatically or gives error or lags and runs slowly using the simple guide given below.

Samsung Galaxy S5 is a wonderful smartphone launched by the Korean giant. Dubbed as “Made for Life” it’s available in more than 150 countries via 327 different telecom networks. Even though you have the #1 Android phone of 2014, you might face some issues on it. These issues are not necessarily faced by all but some may face it. The commons issues faced on Galaxy S5 are mentioned below and we try to resolve these issues with steps and it works for all the carriers Galaxy S5 variants of Verizon, Sprint, AT&T, T-Mobile, Bell.Samsung Galaxy S5 Copper Gold
Your Galaxy S5 performance is hindered by following issues –
  • Runs Slowly
  • Freezes from time to time
  • Restarts automatically
  • Switches off automatically
  • Throws Error Messages
  • Unable to update/install specific app
If you are facing all or any one of these issues then try to complete these tasks and see if the issues are fixed step by step. If it’s not fixed then move to next step in order.
Although Galaxy S5 is one of the most powerful smartphone in the industry right now, it’s sad that it lags and freezes randomly. But the thing is that the device is with a lot of bloatware and other Samsung services which eats up too much of RAM and also TouchWiz UI creates lot many problems.The following troubleshooting that you can do –

  • Disable or remove all the bloatware apps that you don’t use.
  • Optimize TouchWiz UI for faster loading.
  • Close all the apps running in the background.
  • Reboot your device atleast once a day.
  • Clear the cache and data of most frequent apps.

If this problem still persists you have to do a factory reset on your phone after backing up the data.

Galaxy S5 Factory Reset

Soft reset on any Android phone deletes any temporary files which is causing issues. Follow the instructions mentioned below –
  • Go to SettingsSamsung Galaxy S5 Settings
  • Navigate User and Backup.
  • Now under General select Backup and Reset.
  • Hit Factory Data Reset.
  • Then hit Reset Device.
  • Now hit Delete All.
  • Confirm the action.
That will fix the freezing  issues on Galaxy S5 and if problem persists then it might be the malware issues. So install some of the antivirus apps, we suggest McAfee as its available for free download via Play Store.